“This is a historic model of community planning in partnership with our neighbors, Supervisor Jane Kim and her staff, the Planning Department, the Department of Public Health and the Transportation Authority and the entire city family.”
April 2 is a time for Western SoMa to celebrate [SOMAleadership]

“Lennar, the builder that’s developing housing at the old Hunter’s Point Shipyard, is trying to get a $1.7 billion loan from the state owned bank and Mayor Lee hopes to push the process along.”
SF Mayor Lee In China Meeting With Banks, Airlines, Business Leaders [KCBS]

“Privately, everybody is pointing fingers elsewhere as to why the fundraising drive fell so far short”
Family shelter hailed, falls off radar [Chron]

“‘I think we’re making progress in our discussions and negotiations’, said Farrell, while noting that talks with tenant advocates, TIC owners and real estate interests are ‘far from a finish line.'”
Owners seeking condo conversions may have shot [Chron]

“There is no reason that San Francisco should fall behind cities like New York, Chicago and Philadelphia in releasing data.”
Innovation capitol needs to increase access to its data [Ex]

“Against my better judgment, I had allowed then-Supervisor Chris Daly to be acting mayor for a day. Of course, he seized the opportunity to appoint and swear in two of his allies to the city Public Utilities Commission.”
Beijing is a world away from Peking [Chron]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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